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CSS to put icon inside an input element in a form

  • Difficulty Level : Hard
  • Last Updated : 30 Jul, 2021

To add icon inside the input element the <i> tag and <span> tag are used widely to add icons on the webpages. To add any icons on the webpages or in some specific area, it needs the fontawesome link inside the head tag. The fontawesome icon can be placed by using the fa prefix before the icon’s name.

fontawesome link: https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/font-awesome/4.7.0/css/font-awesome.min.css
Note: No downloading or installation is required.

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Example-1:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <link rel="stylesheet" 
          href=
    <style>
        .input-icons i {
            position: absolute;
        }
          
        .input-icons {
            width: 100%;
            margin-bottom: 10px;
        }
          
        .icon {
            padding: 10px;
            min-width: 40px;
        }
          
        .input-field {
            width: 100%;
            padding: 10px;
            text-align: center;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <h3>
      Icons inside the input element
  </h3>
    <div style="max-width:400px;margin:auto">
        <div class="input-icons">
            <i class="fa fa-user icon"></i>
            <input class="input-field" type="text">
            <i class="fa fa-instagram icon"></i>
            <input class="input-field" type="text">
            <i class="fa fa-envelope icon"></i>
            <input class="input-field" type="text">
            <i class="fa fa-youtube icon"></i>
            <input class="input-field" type="text">
            <i class="fa fa-facebook icon"></i>
            <input class="input-field" type="text">
        </div>
  </div>
</body>
  
</html>


Output:



Example-2:




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  
<head>
    <link rel="stylesheet"
          href=
    <style>
        .input-icons i {
            position: absolute;
        }
          
        .input-icons {
            width: 100%;
            margin-bottom: 10px;
        }
          
        .icon {
            padding: 10px;
            color: green;
            min-width: 50px;
            text-align: center;
        }
          
        .input-field {
            width: 100%;
            padding: 10px;
            text-align: center;
        }
          
        h2 {
            color: green;
        }
    </style>
</head>
  
<body>
    <center>
        <form style="max-width:450px;margin:auto">
            <h2>GeeksforGeeks</h2>
            <div class="input-icons">
                <i class="fa fa-user icon">
              </i>
                <input class="input-field" 
                       type="text" 
                       placeholder="Username">
            </div>
  
            <div class="input-icons">
                <i class="fa fa-envelope icon">
              </i>
                <input class="input-field" 
                       type="text"
                       placeholder="Email">
            </div>
  
            <div class="input-icons">
                <i class="fa fa-key icon">
              </i>
                <input class="input-field" 
                       type="password"
                       placeholder="Password">
            </div>
        </form>
    </center>
</body>
  
</html>


Output:

HTML is the foundation of webpages, is used for webpage development by structuring websites and web apps.You can learn HTML from the ground up by following this HTML Tutorial and HTML Examples.

CSS is the foundation of webpages, is used for webpage development by styling websites and web apps.You can learn CSS from the ground up by following this CSS Tutorial and CSS Examples.




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